What is the difference between redeem and save?

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As verbs the difference between redeem and save

is that redeem is to recover ownership of something by paying a sum while save is to help (somebody) to survive, or keep (somebody) from harm.

As a noun save is

in various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.

As a preposition save is

except; with the exception of.

As a conjunction save is

(dated) unless; except.




(en verb)
  • To recover ownership of something by buying it back.
  • To liberate by payment of a ransom.
  • To set free by force.
  • To save, rescue
  • To clear, release from debt or blame
  • To expiate, atone (for ...)
  • (finance) To convert (some bond or security) into cash
  • To save from a state of sin (and from its consequences).
  • To repair, restore
  • To reform, change (for the better)
  • To restore the reputation or honour of oneself or something.
  • (archaic) To reclaim
  • Synonyms

    * (recover ownership) buy back, repurchase


    * abandon

    Derived terms

    * redeem oneself * redeemable * redeemably * redeemer * unredeemable * unredeemably * unredeemed




    (en noun)
  • In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.
  • The goaltender made a great save .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Wolves defender Ronald Zubar was slightly closer with his shot on the turn as he forced Pepe Reina, on his 200th Premier League appearance, into a low save .}}
  • (baseball) When a relief pitcher comes into a game with a 3 run or less lead, and his team wins while continually being ahead.
  • Jones retired seven to earn the save .
  • (professional wrestling, slang) A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.
  • The giant wrestler continued to beat down his smaller opponent, until several wrestlers ran in for the save .
  • (computing) The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.
  • If you're hit by a power cut, you'll lose all of your changes since your last save .
    The game console can store up to eight saves on a single cartridge.


  • (label) To prevent harm or difficulty.
  • # To help (somebody) to survive, or rescue (somebody or something) from harm.
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • # To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.
  • #* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • Thou hastquitted all to save / A world from utter loss.
  • # To spare (somebody) from effort, or from something undesirable.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • I'll save you / That labour, sir. All's now done.
  • # (label) To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.
  • # (label) To catch or deflect (a shot at goal).
  • #* 2012 , Chelsea 6-0 Wolves
  • Chelsea's youngsters, who looked lively throughout, then combined for the second goal in the seventh minute. Romeu's shot was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Dorus De Vries but Piazon kept the ball alive and turned it back for an unmarked Bertrand to blast home.
  • To put aside, to avoid.
  • # (label) To store for future use.
  • # (label) To conserve or prevent the wasting of.
  • #*
  • #*:An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.
  • # (label) To obviate or make unnecessary.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Will you not speak to save a lady's blush?
  • # To write a file to disk or other storage medium.
  • # (label) To economize or avoid waste.
  • # To accumulate money or valuables.
  • Usage notes

    In computing sense “to write a file”, also used as phrasal verb (save down) informally. Compare other computing phrasal verbs such as (print out) and (close out).

    Derived terms

    * save as * saved by the bell * saved game, savegame * save file, savefile * save point, savepoint * save slot * save state * save the day * to save one's life


    (English prepositions)
  • Except; with the exception of.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • Synonyms

    * (with the exception of) except


    (English Conjunctions)
  • (dated) unless; except
  • Derived terms

    * * save as




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